Arrigo says he wants no part in present or future PN

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

In an early Facebook post, outgoing Partit Nazzjonalista deputy leader for party affairs, Robert Arrigo announced that: ‘I am not interested in any form of post in any structure of the present PN or a reformed PN’.

Facebook – Robert Arrigo

Last week, Arrigo signaled that he intends on stepping down from his post, however, embattled Partit Nazzjonalista leader Adrian Delia said that he was still to decide on Arrigo’s resignation and that of Secretary General Clyde Puli.

On Sunday, Arrigo wrote that his full resignation letter to Delia will be published in its entirety in the party newspaper on Tuesday. He pointed out that the letter is dated 8 February. He also said that his last day as deputy leader will be on 29 March.

“I’m staying there to safeguard the wages/salaries of the employees,” Arrigo wrote.

The news of his resignation last week came amid an open rebellion within the parliamentary group against Delia.

In his comments to the media, Delia had said that he will stay on until the next general election only to be contradicted by a statement shared by a number of MPs the following morning, in which they said that Delia was given a number of days to reconsider his position following the abysmal results in a recent survey conducted by local newspaper Malta Today.

Arrigo first started his political career as mayor of Sliema. He was elected deputy leader in 2017 as part of the new leadership line up under Delia. For successive elections, Arrigo was elected from two electoral districts.

Recently, Arrigo had taken over the role of party treasurer following the resignation of Antoine Zammit last year.

PN general council president Kristy Debono resigned within hours of Arrigo’s resignation last week.